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Optoma DS347 Review
|Value for Money||
|17 Months Old|
|£56 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 71?
Sony multimedia projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer data projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
It has running costs of only £56 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 15% of all 1,849 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Fairly high contrast ratio (typical)
Does not have a built-in speaker
Quite small bulb power
Optoma DS347 In-Depth Analysis
Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews
Based on 2,395 user and expert reviews (including 366 verified purchases), Optoma has very good reviews for its data projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Very Good Value for Money
The product has very good features and is less than 18 months old and at £319.00 it is cheaper than 90% of projectors.
800 X 600 Resolution
The Optoma DS347 has an 800 x 600 projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This data projector also has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).
Quite Quiet Noise Level
Multimedia projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma DS347 of only 29dB is quite quiet compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the quietest 10% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.
Fairly High Contrast Ratio (typical)
The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma DS347 of 20,000 is fairly high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 19% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.
Average Projector Brightness
The Optoma DS347's projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens is fairly average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 39% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma DS347 does not have a built-in speaker. 75% of multimedia projectors do have a built-in speaker.
Average Service Life of Lamp
The service life of lamp of the Optoma DS347 of 5,000h is relatively average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 73% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Optoma DS347 has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of projectors.
Quite Small Bulb Power
The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The bulb power of the Optoma DS347 of only 195W is quite small compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the smallest 17% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.
The Optoma DS347 is 3D-ready. 85% of multimedia projectors are not 3D-ready.
The Optoma DS347 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of multimedia projectors are not RoHS compliance.
Supports Full HD
The Optoma DS347 supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.
Supports Password Protection
The Optoma DS347 supports password protection, unlike 88% of multimedia projectors which do not support password protection.
Only 1,080 Video Mode
Released 17 Months Ago
This Optoma projector was released in March 2016.
Running Costs Are Low
The DS347 is one of the more economic to run multimedia projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the DS347 is only £56.